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Greenpeace welcomes report on UN climate change body

Feature story | 30 August, 2010 at 20:44

An independent report on the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recommended changes to the way the UN climate change panel is run and presents its science. We welcome the review and are convinced that the proposed changes will...

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

New IPCC report reveals: Renewable energy is indispensable to avoiding climate change

Press release | 9 May, 2011 at 17:47

Abu Dhabi, 9th May 2011: Just 2.5% of viable renewable energy sources could provide up to 80% of world energy demand by 2050 with currently available technologies, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Daily News: Renewables could supply 80 percent of world’s energy within 40 years,...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 10 May, 2011

Top news: The IPCC says renewables could supply 80 percent of the world’s energy by 2050, averting catastrophic climate change; shale gas is found to contaminate tap water with explosive methane; Italian activists campaign against...

The IPCC’s renewables report finds a clean energy future is possible – so why be so...

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 16 June, 2011 4 comments

This week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made public the full text of its renewables report , which details a revolutionary vision for reducing Greenhouse emissions by using renewables to replace fossil fuels...

Greenpeace statement on IPCC report on extreme weather events

Press release | 18 November, 2011 at 13:55

Amsterdam, November 18 2011 – Responding to today’s release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary Report, Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, Greenpeace International...

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 21 November, 2011 5 comments

For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase. The...

A future of extremes?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 16 January, 2013 16 comments

The world's journalists have been jostling and vying with each other to describe and witness the stunning, but also deadly, extreme weather that has gripped the planet in recent months. The focus has often been the tumbling of...

REPORT: As climate denial gets stronger, the "dealing in doubt" continues

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 10 September, 2013 1 comment

Who likes being lied to by people paid by the oil industry who pose as "experts" on climate change? Did you know it’s been going on for 25 years? In a couple of weeks, the UN's official advisors on climate change science, the...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

Greenpeace demands 'immediate' government response on climate change as activists are...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 13:07

Stockholm, 27 September 2013 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today approved the first of a series of four reports that will make up the Fifth Assessment Report (1). It warns of an alarming escalation of impacts – but also...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 September, 2013 2 comments

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

COP19 - Warsaw

Topic | 16 November, 2013 at 14:00

COP 19 documents, briefings and latest news.

Facing up to the climate reality

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 24 March, 2014 3 comments

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Greenpeace Sends Climate SOS Ahead Of IPCC Meeting

Image | 24 March, 2014 at 14:59

Highlighting the cause of climate change and the solution to the unfolding crisis, Greenpeace urged for a rapid shift away from fossil fuels and an accelerated clean energy revolution.

Climate SOS – Greenpeace urges end to fossil fuel investments as IPCC meets

Press release | 25 March, 2014 at 2:00

Yokohama, Japan, 25 March 2014 – A climate crisis that risks peace and security can still be avoided by accelerating the clean energy revolution, Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Deforestation: A vicious cocktail for the climate

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter and Sebastian Bock | 27 March, 2014 3 comments

Every few years, thousands of the world's most renowned climate scientists work together as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to present us with the latest scientific assessment of how we are doing in terms...

New IPCC report shows world unprepared for dangers of climate change

Press release | 31 March, 2014 at 4:20

Yokohama, Japan, 31 March 2014 – Greenpeace urged world leaders to accelerate the transition to clean and safe energy as the UN climate panel issued on Monday a new warning on the looming climate chaos.

Climate science scares me too, but we can choose a better future

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 31 March, 2014 2 comments

I had a birthday on Saturday, but there was no time to celebrate. Instead, I was busy monitoring intensive discussions on climate change in Yokohama, Japan, where climate scientists from around the world were finalising their latest...

Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Action

Image | 31 March, 2014 at 12:55

Representatives from international civil society groups Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. The UN's Intergovernmental...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 31 March, 2014 2 comments

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

Japan offers us hope in the face of more bad news from the IPCC

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2 April, 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released this week makes for grim reading. The attitudes and behaviour of humanity is going to have to change and quickly if we are to save ourselves...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

International experts focus on solutions to climate change

Press release | 7 April, 2014 at 2:36

Amsterdam, 7 April 2014 – Greenpeace is urging governments and corporate leaders to accelerate the transition to 100% clean, safe energy as scientists and officials meet in Berlin this week to finalise the UN climate panel’s report on the...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | 9 April, 2014 6 comments

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014 1 comment

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | 13 April, 2014 at 13:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | 13 April, 2014 6 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

Protest At The Brandenburg Gate

Image | 13 April, 2014 at 15:49

Greenpeace activists hold and display globe placards bearing messages in six different languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The messages read: "Clean Energy Now!” and...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

The writing's on the wall, now act on it!

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 28 August, 2014 1 comment

News stories are circulating about a draft IPCC climate science report – a summary report for policymakers – which condenses three full reports of climate research. The summary report will officially be released in early November,...

IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report

Background | 20 October, 2014 at 18:30

Approximately every six years, the world’s leading climate scientists present world governments with a comprehensive report on climate change. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC)...

Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

Blog entry by Kat Skeie | 28 October, 2014 3 comments

The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull. What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And...

Owners of the wind

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | 28 October, 2014 7 comments

Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks...

This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 30 October, 2014 4 comments

As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest and most comprehensive report on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is: What is new? What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last...

Hidden message of hope in the IPCC report

Press release | 31 October, 2014 at 15:40

Copenhagen, 31 October 2014 – As the 40th IPCC session comes to a close, experts speaking today at a Greenpeace press conference emphasized the leaps forward in renewable technology which refutes the dire future detailed in the draft 5th...

The answer to alarming climate science: 100% renewable energy

Blog entry by Anna Leidreiter and Kaisa Kosonen | 31 October, 2014 2 comments

Back in the 1970s dedicated and resourceful Danes made a choice to take control of their energy, turning their backs on nuclear and embracing a renewable energy by building their own wind turbines. It started a true revolution. Now...

The new IPCC report, main conclusions and the story left untold

Press release | 2 November, 2014 at 12:00

Copenhagen, 2 November 2014 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released the final part of the 5th Assessment report. For the first time scientists are clearly stating to decision-makers that they should aim for zero...

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 7 November, 2014 9 comments

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent boom of renewable...

The encyclical: Spirituality and ethics join the climate debate

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 18 June, 2015

When talking about climate change, ethical arguments have tended to be overshadowed by scientific, economic and political reasoning.  Of course, there are many good reasons to go after a strong and unequivocal climate agreement in...

COP21 - Paris

Topic | 1 July, 2015 at 17:00

COP 21 documents, briefings and latest news.

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 5:51

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

Delivering renewable energy for all: Let's go all the way!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 16 September, 2015 1 comment

Little has been transformed more in recent years than the world of energy. It's hard to think of a sector that has undergone more changes in the years between the 2000 launch of the Millennium Development Goals and the new 2015...

Evaluating the Paris Deal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 February, 2016 5 comments

Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare...

COP22 - Marrakech

Topic | 1 October, 2016 at 11:30

COP 22 documents, briefings and latest news.

COP23 - Bonn

Topic | 5 October, 2017 at 19:00

COP 23 documents, briefings and latest news.

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